Fijne Koninginnedag

Koninginnedag Domtoren
Today is Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day), which is a national holiday. Tradition is to wear orange, visit the vrijmarkten (special flea markets on the street), drink a lot, listen to a lot of music (live and DJs) and generally have a gezellig time. I think we succeeded. Best of all, we got a respite from the rain and ended up with tons of sunshine and warm temperatures. Not a bad way to spend a Monday!

8 thoughts on “Fijne Koninginnedag

  1. Yes the weather was a real bonus! I always love how so many people mingle (and drink lots of beer :-)) and yet the atmosphere is always very relaxed and friendly.

    • I was joking that Queen Beatrix must have called in some favours to get such a great day of sunshine! And yes, despite the crowds and the alcohol, everything is always very friendly and easy-going.

  2. My human remembers a day he spent in Holland floating on a party barge on the canals — And the hang-over the next day!

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